Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) President Keith Starr today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the Association by Baylor University:
“We are disappointed that Baylor University has elected to file a lawsuit against the Baylor Alumni Association.
“We have tried for several years now to reach an agreement with the University that enables us to preserve our name; the title of our magazine, The Baylor Line; and keeps our commitment to thousands of Baylor alumni. However, the University has rejected our attempts at peace for over a decade and has chosen to continue its efforts to marginalize the BAA, up to and including suing its officially recognized alumni association.
“The BAA now will defend its legal rights, present its counterclaims, and oppose Baylor University’s relentless effort to silence the Association, which has served as an independent yet supportive voice of Baylor alumni for more than 150 years.”